Silent Sitting

This morning I decided to sit silently with my eyes closed. I decided to just notice what went on in me. I noticed that as my eyes closed, it felt like I was dropping somewhere peaceful, without outside stimulation. I noticed my breathing – the air going in and out....

Depression

“Have you ever been depressed?” my doctor asked.“Yes” I answered.“So you know what it feels like” she said. I remember the dullness………………….the robotic functioning……………………..lack of joy………….. the numbness………………………. the hollow heavy dragging sensation……………………no...

Connection and Conversation

Recently I had coffee with someone I haven’t seen for a long time. It soon became very clear to me that I was not enjoying the situation. If I offered a piece of conversation, or asked a question, he immediately went off for miles on his own experience or someone...

What do you want?

What do you want in life?Have you thought about it?It’s not about how you want others to think of you now or when you are gone? Not a eulogy. What do you want for yourself right now? If you have had a session or more with me, you will have been asked this question....

Tired of trying?

Are you tired? Are you blaming this on covid? And all the ramifications?Tired of trying? Do you just want to rest? Properly and get some energy back?Tired of effort? Does it feel just so hard?Tired of walking on eggshells round someone? Being afraid of the reaction if...

Is trying successful?

You can’t change your subconscious mind by thinking. We try! Will power is great. Perseverance is great. Wanting is great. Trying is great. Positive thinking is great. But these are all methods of trying to have control. Trying to avoid the uncomfortable stuff. TRYING...

Fear. Is it really that bad?

Fear can be positive, yet we want none of it.Fear can protect us, yet we would sooner not have it.Fear can be excitement, yet we view it as negative.Take the fear with you, let it have its place, not to stop you, but to keep you on your toes.Take the fear with you,...

Vigilance, Discipline, Responsibility

Vigilance + discipline = responsibility for self. This formula has come up for me recently. Vigilance is not an effortful process but a relaxed being aware of the times you leave the core of your being. For me, it’s noticing when I leave the quiet emptiness that is...

Anxiety

What is it? Do you have it? Ever? Often? All the time? The word is used increasingly these days. It has become a BIG thing. Like Depression, a big thing. Scary thing – like so many things in this world today. Actually, I feel cross about the use of this word. It seems...

Being restricted in life

Restrictions Sometimes circumstances can be wonderful for a while and then over time they feel restricting. It’s interesting how our perception can change.For example, the partner that I was with a couple of years ago, is someone who loves to do things to help people....